ITV1's Saturday night drama Single continued to slide even futher in the ratings as it fell below the 3 million mark to just 2.8 million (14%) at 21.35.

ITV1's Saturday night drama Single continued to slide even futher in the ratings as it fell below the 3 million mark to just 2.8 million (14%) at 21.35.

The drama series starring Michelle Collins has struggled in the ratings ever since it started on 25 October with just 4.4 million (20.3%) and has been sliding ever since. Last week the six-part series could interest 3.2 million.

It left the way open for BBC1 to dominate. The corporation's chat show Parkinson, whose guests included Judi Dench and Peter Kay, managed 4 million more viewers at 21.35 with 6.8 million (33.7%).

ITV1 also struggled at 19.00 as Junior Eurovision Song Contest entertained 5 million (22%) over two-hours. BBC1 initially struggled to fully take advantage as quiz show Here Comes the Sun at 19.00 managed 5.1 million (23%). It's lottery show at 19.50 won over 6.7 million (30.5%) and Casualty was once again a ratings winner with 8.7 million (37%).

ITV1's peaktime performance wasn't a complete disaster as the ever-reliable Pop Idol at 17.50 entertained 8 million (36.9%), almost double the audience of BBC1's Celebrity Pet School. The finale of the series managed just 4.2 million (19%) at 18.15.

BBC2's early evening airing of Agatha Christie mysteries continued to be a prudent scheduling move with Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel getting 3.4 million (15.7%) at 17.50. C4's documentary series The First World War at 19.00 got 1.8 million (8.1%).

Later at 21.15 Five's repeat of its successful CSI: Crime Scene Investigation got the better of its nearest rivals with 2.4 million (10.8%) for 55-minutes. C4's Brits Go to Hollywood, with its look at Catherine Zeta Jones, won over 1.6 million (7%) at 21.05 while BBC2's continuing The Big Read at 21.15 could muster only 1.2 million (5.9%).

Peaktime shares for Saturday 15 November: BBC1 - 30.9%, ITV1 - 21.1%, BBC2 - 10.2%, C4 - 8.1%, Five - 7%.

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